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Flyball Titles & Awards

Iron Dog Award

At CanAm 2011, Executive Director Lee Heighton unveiled the new NAFA Iron Dog Award.

A NAFA Iron Dog is a dog that has earned at least one NAFA point in ten consecutive racing years. Irom Dog plaques will be issued annually after the end of each NAFA racing year.

For all qualifying Active status dogs (i.e. dogs that have earned a point in the last 18 months), they will automatically receive their Iron Dog plaque.

For qualifying Inactive/Retired/Deceased dogs, NAFA will be honored to provide a plaque for those special dogs. However, those will be issued only by request via our online form.

Iron Dog plaques will be issued annually after the end of each NAFA racing year. Plaques for qualifying active dogs will be mailed to the Regional Directors for distribution.

Plaques issued via special request will also be mailed to the Regional Directors unless a request to have the plaque mailed directly to the requestor has been received. Specific mailing preferences will be available on the online form.


Titles
Each time a team races in a NAFA sanctioned flyball tournament with a recorded time under 24 seconds, each dog racing in that heat will receive 25 points toward a flyball title; under 28 seconds each dog racing in that heat will receive 5 points; under 32 seconds each dog racing in that heat will receive 1 point.
Regular Titles
Points Earned in Regular Title Awarded Certificate Pin Plaque
20 FD - Flyball Dog Yes No No
100 FDX - Flyball Dog Excellent Yes No No
500 FDCh - Flyball Dog Champion Yes No No
1,000 FDCh-S - Flyball Dog Champion-Silver Yes No No
2,500 FDCh-G - Flyball Dog Champion-Gold Yes No No
5,000 FM - Flyball Master Yes Yes No
10,000 FMX - Flyball Master Excellent Yes Yes No
15,000 FMCh - Flyball Master Champion Yes Yes No
20,000 ONYX No Yes Yes
30,000 FGDCh - Flyball Grand Champion No Yes Yes
40,000   No Yes Yes
50,000-90,000   No Yes Additional plate every 10,000 points
100,000 Hobbes Award No Yes Yes

Title patches for the above titles can be purchased from your local regional contact.

When a team races in the Multibreed Class, the dogs also earn an equal number of multibreed points. Multibreed points are not earned by performance teams. Multibreed titles and awards are earned as detailed in the table below:

Multibreed Titles
Points Earned in Regular Title Awarded Certificate Pin Plaque
20 MBD - Multibreed Dog Yes No No
100 MBDX - Multibreed Dog Excellent Yes No No
500 MBDCh - Multibreed Dog Champion Yes No No
1,000 MBDCh-S - Multibreed Dog Champion-Silver Yes No No
2,500 MBDCh-G - Multibreed Dog Champion-Gold Yes No No
5,000 MBM - Multibreed Master Yes Yes No
10,000 MBMX - Multibreed Master Excellent Yes Yes No
15,000 MBMCh - Multibreed Master Champion Yes Yes No
20,000 MB ONYX No Yes Yes
30,000 MBGDCh - Flyball Grand Champion No Yes Yes
40,000+ No additional titles No No No

 
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Header photo courtesy of Todd Minnella